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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Idaho

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Sex Offender Admits Failing To Register

POCATELLO —Tyler Zane Clem, 21, of North Little Rock, Arkansas, pleaded guilty today to failing to register as a sex offender, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced. Clem was indicted by a federal grand Jury in Pocatello on August 28, 2013.

According to the plea agreement, Clem was convicted in June 2012 of sexual assault in the second degree in Arkansas and required to register as a sex offender. Clem left a half-way house in North Little Rock, Arkansas, on June 28, 2013, and eventually traveled to Pocatello, Idaho, where he was arrested on August 9, 2013. Although Clem had registered as a sex offender when living in Arkansas, he failed to update his registry after leaving the half-way house and did not register in Idaho after his arrival, as is required by law.

The charge of failure to register as a sex offender is punishable by up to ten years in prison, a maximum fine of $250,000, and five years up to lifetime supervised release.

Clem is set for sentencing on April 22, 2014, before Chief U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill at the federal courthouse in Pocatello.

The case was investigated by the U.S. Marshals Service, with the assistance of the Pocatello Police Department.

Clem was prosecuted for a violation of the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA) passed by Congress in 2006. The Act requires sex offenders to register and keep their registration current in each jurisdiction where they reside. Violations of SORNA can be prosecuted in federal court.

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Updated December 15, 2014